New ADM Animal Nutrition™ Facility Uses Industry-Leading Technology to Meet Customer Needs for Livestock Feed

New ADM Animal Nutrition™ Facility Uses Industry-Leading Technology to Meet Customer Needs for Livestock Feed


DECATUR, Ill., June 18, 2018—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today celebrated the opening of its new, high-tech feed facility in Columbus, Nebraska.

“Earlier this spring, we opened our new pet food premix facility in Effingham, Illinois. Today, we’re celebrating another new, state-of-the-art ADM Animal Nutrition plant, this time in Columbus, Nebraska,” said Samson Li, president, ADM Animal Nutrition. “We’re proud to invest in Columbus, and in a new, modern facility that will allow us to continue to meet customer needs for high quality, cost-competitive feed.”

“Adding value to agricultural products is at the heart of a strong and growing ag economy in Nebraska,” said Gov. Pete Ricketts. “By producing high-quality livestock feed here, ADM is not only adding value to ag products, but their continued investment adds value to our state. We are excited that ADM continues to invest in Columbus and across Nebraska.”

The new facility features state-of-the-art technology, including:

  • Expanded warehouse space to serve our customers more quickly and efficiently.
  • New production line to provide range blocks for cattle, dairy cows and horses.
  • Automation within receiving, batching, packaging, and loadout.
  • Multiple batching systems with simultaneous weighing for high efficiency and high output.
  • Completely integrated process control system designed to deliver consistent food quality and safety.

“From last year’s Crosswind acquisition, to our new facilities across the U.S., to our growth in China, we are continuing to invest to ensure that ADM Animal Nutrition is the go-to partner for livestock, aquaculture and companion-animal customers around the globe,” Li continued.

About ADM Animal Nutrition
ADM Animal Nutrition™ is a leading manufacturing, nutrition and marketing business offering a wide range of innovative products for the animal nutrition market. Known as a global leader in amino acids, ADM Animal Nutrition also offers consistent, high-quality feed products, supplements, premixes, custom ingredient blends and specialty feed ingredients designed to provide leading-edge solutions, enabling our customers to meet and optimize animal health and nutrition goals.

About ADM
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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